Model: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: ADATA Technology
Provided By: ADATA Technology (USA)

ADATA Technology is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high performance memory modules and data storage solutions. Founded in 2001 with a staff of 20, this Taiwanese company set itself apart from the competition early on thanks to its professionalism, industry know-how and eye-catching product designs. Today, ADATA continues to lead the way through constant innovation and development of products that exceed customer expectations. Backed by technical expertise, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and premium customer service, ADATA currently offers a variety of products including DRAM modules, USB flash drives, memory cards, solid state drives and portable hard drives.

ADATA recently launched its fastest PCIe SSD to date, the XPG SX8200 Pro. Designed for avid PC enthusiasts, gamers and overclockers, this M.2 form factor drive is powered by Silicon Motion's new SM2262EN controller and is available with up to 1TB of Micron's 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash. The SX8200 Pro also utilizes intelligent SLC caching and a DRAM cache buffer to accelerate read and write speeds along with LDPC error correction, E2E Data Protection and a RAID Engine for greater data integrity. To top it all off, the SX8200 Pro is equipped with an ultra-fast PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface and is capable of 3,500 MB/s read and 3,000 MB/s write speeds and a maximum of 380,000 random write IOPS.

The XPG SX8200 Pro is available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities. For this review, ADATA sent us the 512GB version of the drive which is capable of delivering up to 3,500 MB/s sequential read and 2,300 MB/s sequential write speeds as well as up to 390,000 random read and 380,000 random write IOPS.

   ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number ASX8200PNP-512GT-C
Capacity 512GB
NAND Flash 2nd Generation 64-layer 3D TLC
Controller Silicon Motion SM2262EN
Cache 512MB DDR3
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Interface PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3

Sequential Read 3,500 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 2,300 MB/s Max
Random Read IOPS 390,000 Max
Random Write IOPS 380,000 Max

MTBF 2 million hours
Endurance (TBW) 320TB

Power Consumption
Active (Typical) 0.33 W
Slumber (Typical) 0.14 W

Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
Shock 1500G/0.5ms

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 22 mm x 80 mm x 3.5 mm
Weight 8g

Other Features
Advanced LDPC ECC technology
Intelligent SLC caching and DRAM cache buffer
End-to-End (E2E) Data Protection and RAID Engine
Includes XPG heatsink
Five year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the XPG SX8200 Pro has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at ADATA's new PCIe SSD and then see how well it performs. Does the SX8200 Pro have what it takes? More importantly, is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

Prev Next >>